Failure, adversity needed in life, author says

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FRAMINGHAM [Mass.]– The Wright brothers flew their first flight more than 100 years ago, but they still offer many lessons to the people of today, author and historian David McCullough said on Saturday.

“One of those is how do you handle failure,” said McCullough, author of “The Wright Brothers” and a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner. “Do you lie on the ground, crying, or do you get back up on your feet and figure out what went wrong? They had that quality that they would not give up. That’s something they learned at home.”

McCullough spoke to several hundred people gathered at Nevins Hall on Saturday. He was the keynote speaker for the Framingham Reads Together “One Book”program, a literacy initiative to promote literacy from the Framingham Public Library.

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